Test current applications and stored procedures

If you have critical applications and stored procedures, perform an upgrade in a test environment, so that you can determine any adjustments you may need to make in your production environment before upgrading it.

Determine which Sybase products should be running. If you are upgrading Adaptive Server, the previously installed version of the server must be running. If you are upgrading Backup Server, Historical Server, Monitor Server, or XP Server, those servers must not be running.